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Wednesday, December 14

Dakshineswar - I

A visit to Dakshineswar, Dakshineswar Kali Temple (in Bengali - দক্ষিণেশ্বর কালী মন্দির). It is in the bank of the Hooghly river (গঙ্গা নদী) at Dakshineswar, just near Kolkata.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Dakshineswar Kali Temple – one of the famous Hindu Temple. The Deity herein is known as ‘Bhabatarini’, in Bengali ‘ভবতারিণী’. This is also famous for Sri Sri Ramakrishna - the renowned spiritual personality.

Official site of Dakshineswar Kali Temple:  http://www.dakshineswarkalitemple.org/
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Shrine of Rani Rasmani
The Shrine dedicated to Loka Mata Rani Rasmoni, at the enclosure of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

Lord Shiva Temples
A partial view of the Shiva Temples - there are total 12 Shiva Temples. Lord Shiva is known by 12 different names in those 12 temples.

Shiva Temple
The Shiva Temple - through main Kali Temple (left side) and Radha-Krishna Temple (right side).

Rooftop of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple
 The nine spires of the top of the temple - Nava-Ratna.

Roof of Rani Rasmani Shrine
 Engraved on the slab - "The Fruit of Prayer is Faith / The Fruit of Faith is love".

Loka Mata Rani Rasmoni
Rani Rasmoni (1793-1861) - the founder of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. At the shrine at Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

Sacred Symbol OM
OM – The Sacred Symbol in Hinduism


The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence, I will tell you briefly: it is OM. This syllable OM is indeed Brahman. This syllable is the Highest. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma.


-- Katha Upanishad I, ii, 15-17 ¹”
Source: The Sacred Symbol OM    .....  





Main Gate 

Panchabati Garden

Shanti Kuthi

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